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Pyewacket Books offers weird, rare, and important texts on a variety of themes - ranging from astrology to bondage, fine bindings to zines - with the hope of adding exciting material to existing collections as well as encouraging new collectors in new areas. Here's what's currently on offer.

The Little Tea Book

The Little Tea Book


Gray, Arthur. New York: Baker & Taylor, 1903. ix, 99 pp + [1] advert. Illustrated by George W. Hood. Pictorial brown cloth stamped in gilt, white, black, and brown. Some wear to spine, corners lightly bumped, back cover scuffed slightly, overall very good.

"Thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid! Thou innocent pretence for bringing the wicked of both sexes together in the morning! Thou female tongue-running, smile-soothing, heart-opening, wink-tipping cordial to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moments of my life." - Colley Cibber

An absolutely adorable volume on tea, a beverage responsible for multiple wars, colonization, and untold suffering in the parts of the world that grow it. As a drink, it also has the distinction of being a major cultural touchstone the world over. This book, however, stays on the lighter side of history and is so charming it almost makes one forget the devastation the quest for a light caffeine buzz has wrought. Truly, hot beverages power some of the most harmful engines the world over. They're also delicious. (294)

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